Christopher’s Art Desk and Recommended Tools




Christopher’s Art Desk will be an ongoing article series that offers readers a glimpse into Christopher’s illustration process, from early references and concept sketches to the final pieces. Many of these have never been shown before. We’ll be adding new selections based on the Inheritance Cycle and other original works in coming weeks and months.

In the meantime, check out some of Christopher’s favorite art supplies:

Recommended art tools:

Kneaded Rubber Eraser
Pentel Brush Pen
Staedtler Lumograph (7B, 8B)
Staedtler Mechanical Pencils (0.3mm, 0.9mm)
Staedtler Pigment Liners
Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Board (Christopher prefers the Plate Surface to the Vellum and often gets the heaviest ply available.)

Immanuela Meijer

Immanuela is the Paolinis' webmaster, archivist, and all around "make-things-go" Renaissance woman.